The 14th Colony - Steve Berry

The 14th Colony

By Steve Berry

  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 297 Ratings

Description

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos.

Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States.

Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th—Inauguration Day—is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest.

Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He’s aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America’s oldest fraternal organization—the Society of Cincinnati—a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America’s 14th colony—Canada.

In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he’s long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry’s trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller.

Reviews

  • Steve Berry does it again!

    5
    By Kidney disease
    Great story populated by all your old friends.
  • Heart pounding thrill ride!

    5
    By queengretch
    I loved this book! Every time a new one. Ones out, it sparks my interest in history once more. I can't wait for the next Cotton Malone installment! Thank you Steve!
  • The 14th Colony

    2
    By Peg1gy
    Love this writer but this book was a let down. Slow and just boring in parts. It could have have a good story but kept dragging along. And along.....
  • Bland and pricey

    2
    By StopSpamTexts
    There's no reason for e-books to be $15. They need to be $9.99. There's plenty of profit in there for everybody. These publishers have not learned anything from the music industry. People will continue to pirate books until they're fairly priced. EDIT: They lowered the price from $14.99 to $12.99 the next day. SPEAK UP PEOPLE!
  • Just OK

    2
    By MarkWhiteLotus
    Good concept, but way too much filler. I found myself skipping large chunks even towards the end. Not his best work.